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College Visitation and Transition Programs

Wesleyan College Travel Assistance Program: If you are interested in visiting Wesleyan College, the admissions office offers travel assistance, particularly for students of color who live outside the Northeast. The program pays all expenses for the trip including round-trip travel expenses, meals, and housing. Visit the website for the travel assistance application form.
 
Oberlin College Multicultural Visit Program: If accepted into Oberlin's program, the admissions office will pay all expenses for students of color to visit Oberlin's campus. The trip includes a stay in residence halls, a tour of the campus, visits to classes, admissions and financial aid workshops, and meetings with current students, professors, and admissions staff. Visit the website for application materials.

UNC Chapel Hill Carolina First:  Carolina Firsts contribute to the great cultural and intellectual life of our vibrant and diverse undergraduate community. Carolina is a place where first generation college students thrive. There are many resources and services available to help all students excel at Carolina. Explore this website to learn more.
 
UNC Charlotte UTOP Program: The University Transition Opportunities Program (UTOP) began in 1986 to facilitate the underrepresented student's transition from high school to college. By involving incoming UNC-Charlotte freshmen in a rigorous five-week summer collegiate experience, UTOP builds upon the scholastic abilities of the students through college courses and contact with University academic support services.

Wake Forest Magnolia Scholars Program: The Magnolia Scholars program supports students who are the first in their families to attend college. All of these first generation students have strong academic preparation and tremendous motivation to succeed. The goal of the program is to insure the academic success and personal fulfillment of each student to graduation. The Director’s goal is that each Scholar will have access to international studies programs and graduate/professional school enrollment on par with the average Wake Forest student. Magnolia Scholars have access to all cultural programming and research opportunities that are presented to merit scholarship recipients.

North Carolina State University:  The TRIO Student Support Services Program (SSS) is a federally funded program that provides ongoing services throughout a student's college career.  Congress established a series of programs to help low-income Americans enter college, graduate and move on to participate more fully in realizing “America's Economic and Social dream.” These Programs are funded under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and are referred to as the TRIO Programs (initially just three programs: Talent Search, Upward Bound, and Student Support Services). While student financial aid programs help students overcome financial barriers to higher education, TRIO programs help students overcome class, social and cultural barriers to higher education.

North Carolina A&T State University Student Support Services:  The TRiO Student Support Services Program is a federally funded program that provides opportunities for academic development, assists students with basic college requirements, and services to motivate students toward the successful completion of their post-secondary education.

Harvard University Secondary School Program: This summer program allows students to take courses and live on Harvard's campus for a summer. QuestBridge (see College Access page) will work with the Harvard Secondary School Program (SSP) to select students based on academic accomplishment and financial need. Students selected for Harvard SSP through the QuestBridge College Prep program will not need to submit a separate SSP application. However, because admission through QuestBridge is highly selective, students interested in attending the Harvard SSP regardless of QuestBridge's scholarship offer should consider applying directly to the SSP as a backup option.